Path and Pavement Bicycles
Which Path & Pavement Bike should I buy?
Path and Pavement bikes are urban bikes that are designed with a greater focus on comfort and style rather than outright speed or durability. The bikes are designed to look good, whilst being easy and comfortable to ride. They prefer conveniences like kickstands, carbon belt drives, and pannier racks rather than the weight savings by not including such additions.
There are a number of different categories including the popular hybrid bike. Hybrid Bikes make use of road bike size wheels for increased speed, combined with the durability of a mountain bike frame and components. Using slightly larger tyres combined with a short travel fork, the bike is more comfortable than a regular Flat Bar Road Bike. Vintage, Ladies or City bikes allow the rider to be more upright than a conventional bike and often feature balloon tyres, baskets, fenders and a step-through frame for easy dismounting.
Recent years saw an explosion of Electric Bikes, bicycles using batteries and electric motors that aid the rider in cycling from A to B. Contrary to motorbikes, Electric Assisted Bikes require the rider to continue pedalling to activate the motor. These bikes have a really good range between charges and allow millions of riders worldwide to commute to work with clean clothes and smart looks. The Shimano Steps system is arguably the best in the market and is used by Polygon Bikes and Marin Bikes to power your ride.
Lastly, the urban commuter bikes are designed to be efficient, low maintenance and able to withstand any punishment the urban jungle might throw at it, whether it be potholes, gutters or crowded bike racks.
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